Slipped laparoscopic gastric band

Case contributed by Dr Chris O'Donnell

Presentation

Sudden severe epigastric pain with marked vomiting. Past history of laparoscopic gastric band (lap band) placement.

Patient Data

Age: 60
Gender: Female

Gastrograffin given orally prior to CT

Modality: CT

The lap band should sit just below the gastro-oesophageal junction.  It has slipped distally to the mid body where there is now gross obstruction to the proximal 1/2 of the stomach - note food debris and no gastrografin entering the distal gastric body. Balloon within the band still distended.

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Case Information

rID: 17385
Case created: 9th Apr 2012
Last edited: 26th Nov 2016
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